Brisbane Shipping




Shipping Containers Brisbane build and supply the highest quality open top shipping containers on the market and can deliver them throughout the Brisbane metropolitan area, anywhere in Queensland or Australia-wide. Open top units are a smart solution to the problem of loading bulky objects that cannot fit through conventional container doors or must be loaded via crane due to weight, size or access issues.

Solidly built from corrugated steel; their most common application is in the storage and transportation of large items, including industrial length steel and plastics, heavy plant and machinery, large vehicles and iron ore. With convenient 20 or 40-foot top opening, loading and unloading becomes a simple operation by crane or grab, plus you always have the option of forklift access via the usual doors. All Shipping Container Brisbane’s open top containers are available to purchase or hire.

Principal Features of our Open Top Containers

  • Convenient top and front loading capabilities for large cargo

  • Tough TIR approved PVC tarpaulins, or tilts with removable rear header

  • Attachable sealing or bow devices

  • Choice of durable hardwood or plywood floors

  • Heavy duty lashing rings in floor or bottom side rail to secure cargo

  • Heavy corrugated steel construction for ultimate protection

Specifications  20′ Open Top Container 40′ Open Top Container
Inside Cubic Capacity 32.0 m3 64 m3
Max Gross Weight 21,832 kg 28,280 kg
Tare Weight 2,177 kg 4,300 kg
Dimensions Length Width Height
20′ Open Top External 6.06 m (20′) 2.44 m (8′) 2.90 m (9’6”)
20′ Open Top Internal 5.80 m 2.29 m 2.66 m
Dimensions length Width Height
40′ Open Top External 12.19 m (40′) 2.90 m (9’6”) 2.90 m (9’6”)
40′ Open Top Internal 12.00 m 2.66 m 2.66 m
Open Top Door Size 2.34 m 2.58 m 2.66 m


Soft top containers remain highly popular with our customers, but we appreciate that you need to know your cargo is fully protected from the elements, which is why Shipping Containers Brisbane combine attachable roof bows with wind and water resistant tarpaulins, securely anchored to heavy duty eyelets. For extra reassurance, everything is firmly lashed to the floor and/or bottom side rails, creating a water and windproof seal, able to withstand the worst weather and keep your goods dry.

We are confident in the protection offered by our soft top containers, but respect that you may decide that valuable or fragile loads demand increased security, which is why we give you the option of hard open top shipping containers. Both units offer the same benefits of easy access and portability.


If you need to transport items that are taller than your average shipping container’s height, open tops seem like the obvious answer but, unfortunately, they are not. Open top containers are only open at the point of loading or unloading, to allow for easy access. Once the cargo is safely stowed a metal roof or tarpaulin is put in place, thus restricting the height. Because the roof bows are crucial in ensuring the rigidity and stability of the whole unit and support the roof, removing them to make way for tall objects is not an option.

There are several solutions to the oversized load problem, one being our flat rack shipping containers. These facilitate top, front or side-loading and are available with or without walls. Moving awkward loads is one of our specialities, so we suggest that you call our friendly team and get some expert advice before proceeding.